5 years later I chuckle at that memory. I can't imagine, now, why throwing a party with just 1 little baby sleeping in the swing would be overwhelming. And although I could throw a party, even with 3 little ones underfoot, most of our friends have little kids too, and a week night party after work just doesn't seem to mesh with bedtimes. One of those changes I was talking about. This left James and William disappointed. William said, "I'm sad that none of Daddy's buddies can come to his birthday." So that was it. We had to throw Daddy a party.
The boys voted on orange everything cause that is Daddy's favorite color. Orange frosting, orange decorations, and orange wrapping paper. They also planned party games: Red light Green light and Pin the Grin on Daddy. They worked hard getting everything ready. It turned out to be a lot of fun planning a party with them. The hardest part was waiting for Daddy to come home so they could dig into that cake.
Even Lilly was excited.
Daddy requested burgers for dinner. James said, "we should use the crazy straws for Daddy's party."
Pin the Grin on Daddy. Illustration by Jamers. (He really wanted to play Pin the Underwear on Daddy)
After dinner, it was game time.
It was a fun party.
Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Daddy, Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday sweetie. I love you. They love you. We love you. We think you are wonderful.